Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
I’ve had every intention to restart a regular posting schedule and share my vacation recaps in a timely manner here (lest I forget all the wonderful details before I can write them down!), but alas, the first two weeks of work have been kicking my butt and it’s not letting up as I will be gone for field work all next week (which means, 12+ hour-days). So, I decided to pop in today just to say, “no worries, I haven’t disappeared again”… but also “it’ll be a little while longer until regular posting resumes” (not to mention that I am working on catching up on all your blogs! I’ve started, but I am nowhere near done. I think I have another 400+ unread posts sitting in my Feedly. I’ll get to them. I promise. I am not the kind of person that can just click “mark all as read”).
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I went to a work lunch with my “former” co-workers last week. I am writing “former” co-workers, because our group kinda fell apart through the pandemic (one person applied for a different, remote position, one person got promoted, I switched research groups), but I will still continue to work on projects with two of them and we all try to get together when we can. Let’s just say, it was an extended lunch (ahem). As much as I like the WFH life, it’s nice to catch up with people sometimes.
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Speaking of WFH, I mentioned that I returned to the office (one day a week) at the beginning of June. Because of my summer break, and field work, I’ve only been at the office a handful of times so far, but I am settling into my new group and my new cubicle. I met a new co-worker last week (who was also recently moved into the same research group) and it was nice to introduce each other in person and to get to talk for a bit. It’s always odd if you start in a new group and don’t know your new co-workers, so I hope going to the office a few times per month will help establish these new collegial relationships.
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I took one (ok, three) Grunge Rides on my Peloton yesterday morning (I am a 90’s girl, what can I say?) and Sam Yo (the instructor) said that his friend introduced him to Grunge way back when and explained that “Grunge is one step to the dark side of rock”. I couldn’t love this more if I tried. Such a spot-on description, don’t you think? ;)
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Not much else has been going on around here really, besides the fact that I miss my family. It was so nice having them here, and I wish they lived closer.
TGIF! Have a great weekend!